The Java floor-stander is a very highly regarded speaker form the MC40 series, with many accolades it has graced the stereo or multichannel world with its presence.
Although it is conventional in many ways in terms of its appearance and form, it is, like any Cabasse speaker, uniquely avant garde with its exemplary sonic signature, exclusive technology and design.
Developed from the TC23, the three-way co-axial driver fitted to the top of the range speakers, including the flagship “La Sphère”, the BC10 driver fitted to Java offers a faithful reproduction of timbres with no artificial coloration and provides a sound-stage with unrivaled realism and depth in this price segment.
The 17 cm (7”) woofers of Java are fitted with a Duocell cone designed by Cabasse and manufactured by Cabasse robots. The very light, but rigid and nicely damped membrane has an exponential profile and variable thickness, to obtain the most of long throw systems and powerful magnets. They bring the full precision and vivacity required for high fidelity, true to live, sound.
The Cabasse development protocol combines numerous measurements in an anechoic room, combining on-axis and 360° results. It guarantees a perfect control of both the directive index and the total radiated power all along the frequency bandwidth to match Cabasse's SCS principles. It is a key process, together with listening sessions, in the development of the cross-over boards. The slopes can vary from 6 to 24 dB per octave for an optimal acoustical phasing, taking into account the influence of the external shape of the enclosure to optimise the qualities of the co-axial drive-units.
The enclosure of Java looks like its acoustical signature, pure and simple, free from any artificial appendix. Elegance outside, there are lots of technical solutions inside such as:
- Non-parallel side panels to remove standing waves – variable thickness (up to 31mm) cabinet panels for rigidity and neutrality with an optimised volume for accurate loading of the woofers.
- Magnets to hold the front grill. When used without grills the front baffles are free from pins or holes that can create diffraction effects, for a greater purity of sound and aesthetics.
- The bass-reflex port is positioned at the bottom end of the enclosure and fires vertically. It therefore reduces the creation of standing waves and provides a very efficient and linear extension of the low-frequencies thanks to a 360° radiation close to the floor.
These stunningly good floor-standers are available in two radiant finishes; glossy black and glossy white.
Sold as a pair
Drivers: 1 tweeter-medium, 2 x 17 cm 17MD18LB1, coaxial BC10
Efficiency: 90 dB
Filter: 900 – 3 400 Hz
Frequency Response: 59 – 23 000 Hz
Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
Minimum impedance: 3,4 Ω
Power handling: 110 W
Peak power: 770 W
Dimensions (h x l x d in cm): 110 x 25 x 35 cm
Weight: 24,5 kg
Finishes: Glossy Black and Glossy White
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